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Politics of Monday, 19 October 2015


Nduom is envious of John Mahama - KEEA NDC

File Photo: Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom with Mahama in a chat File Photo: Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom with Mahama in a chat

Executives of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) Constituency in the Central Region, have taken issues with PPP Flagbearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, over his Facebook post that disagreed with President Mahama’s suggestion that leaders are appointed by God.

The NDC executives in a statement said the comment made a week ago by the former KEEA MP and thriving entrepreneur suggest he is envious of President Mahama’s status.

Below is the group’s statement

When the President, John Dramani Mahama, at the Grace Assemblies of God Church, Effiakuma, Western Region, alluded to God’s power to choose leaders, it was expected that such a statement would be met with varying responses.

One response that has been thrown at such a universal assertion by the President has been ‘the prayer’ offered to God by the flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom.

The KEEA constituency executives in the Central Region has expressed strong reservation about the statement by the Flagbearer of the PPP.

According to them, having followed Dr. Nduom and his utterances for some time now, the conclusion is that Dr. Nduom envies the President, John Dramani Mahama and wishes he were the one being called the president.

According to the KEEA Constituency Executives of the NDC, Dr. Nduom sought to discredit the words of the very Creator he was ‘praying’ to, whose words the President made reference to.

“This clearly implies that when it comes to citizens voting to select leaders, God has absolutely no hand in it.

He, however, fails to accept what the Bible says, “It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings” (Daniel 2:21).

Again, the very God Dr. Nduom prayed to tells us, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13:1). It is vivid God establishes human powers. It is true the people of Ghana have been voting, but we need not forget that God rules in the affairs of men. If in God’s plans a person not destined to be a leader, he can’t be”.

The KEEA Constituency Executives believe the attempt by Dr. Nduom to insinuate that President John Mahama was not given to Ghanaians by God is a move to doubt the fact that God reigns in the affairs of Ghanaians.

“He is from KEEA and that is why we are asking him not to exhibit such behaviors that show that he envies the president and wishes he were him.”

The following were the words from Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom’s Facebook post:

“Dear God,

I know you are a kind God.

You love your children so much that you forgive us our sins, again and again. I pray for forgiveness for all of our people, especially those who lead our nation.

You give us Grace in abundance daily. It is You who have given us a fertile soil, gold, oil, manganese, bauxite, and other minerals.

You have made it possible for cocoa, timber, maize, cassava and others to grow when we do the work. Energize our will to put these to good use.

My Lord, I know you did not choose Bokassa, Iddi Amin, Jammeh, and others for Africa or Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and their type for the world.

You my Lord God did not rain ‘dumsor’, poverty, corruption, HIPC, illiteracy or cholera on us. We did it to ourselves. Help us work to get rid of them.

I know you were not in the line to vote for Rawlings in 1992 and 1996, Kufuor in 2000 and 2004, Atta-Mills in 2008, or Mahama in 2012. We the voters, human as we are did the voting.

Master, I know you did not bring foreigners to vote in Ghana, nor did you carry minors to go and vote.

You Lord, did not steal ballot papers or deny candidates votes that belonged to them.

As I continue to pray, Master, let not your people use your name in vain. Teach us not to bear false witness. Teach us all to pray for humility, incorruptibility, diligence and the courage to take the righteous path.

Teach our people to know that it is they who vote and that no free manna will fall from the heavens and that whom we give our vote to will determine our well-being on this earth.

My Lord God, make our hearts pure and our minds fertile for the truth and help us make wise choices so that we can vote for leaders who will help us make excellent use of natural gifts you have put here on part of the world called Ghana.

These and others I ask and pray for in the name of Jesus. Amen.”

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